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Division of Continuing Education

Film and Social Media

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Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop

Smartphone filmmaking has arrived. With the help of inexpensive apps, you can turn your mobile device into a versatile film camera, capable of creating indie films, social media content, documentaries, brand and commercial work, and TV and streaming content. In this course, you will learn how to shoot cinematically, compose shots, control light, record perfect audio, add post-production, and become accomplished filmmakers with your smartphone. Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop is perfect for artists, creative entrepreneurs, emerging and established filmmakers, social media content creators, and video storytellers.

Instructor: Stephen Knifton

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Mobile Storytelling

In today’s fast-paced technological world, social media has become a tool for connecting: we use it for personal sharing, community awareness, or business marketing. To maintain any kind of personal or creative brand, you must publish engaging content regularly. Mobile Storytelling covers planning, producing, shooting, production design, and publishing for social media…all through the workflow of your mobile device. Each social media platform is unique, and each social media community has expectations. You will learn how to target these massive audiences and create and deliver specific content with your smartphone.

Instructor: Stephen Knifton

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TikTok for Filmmakers

TikTok for Filmmakers teaches emerging and established filmmakers how to embrace the short-film format, how to use the creative tools, how to engage the TikTok filmmaking community, how to promote and market your work on TikTok, and, most importantly, how to benefit from TikTok's vast collaborative opportunities. This course embraces much more than producing short-form films, although that's an extremely viable creative option. You will use TikTok to build an audience for your work by sharing your creative workflow — from offering behind-the-scenes access to educating other filmmakers, to collaborating and crowd-sourcing ideas and input on your projects.

Instructor: Stephen Knifton

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Film Production

Get a glimpse of the filmmaking process through this comprehensive course. Film Production walks you through every stage of producing a film: beginning with screenwriting and story development, continuing through production on set, and finishing with post-production and editing. Whether you are a novice seeking to break into independent filmmaking or a veteran looking to hone your skills, join us in this multi-part course on film production.

Instructor: Franklin Ritch

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Podcast Production for Beginners

Discover the art of podcasting with this comprehensive beginner's course! Perfect for aspiring podcasters, content creators, and those curious about audio storytelling, this course takes you through every step of podcast production, from concept to promotion. Learn the fundamentals of pre-production such as how to structure engaging episodes. Explore techniques for capturing high-quality audio and video. Take a field trip to a podcast studio and gain firsthand insights into studio and equipment setup. Acquire skills in post-production editing using industry-standard software. Join us for four weeks of hands-on learning and immersive experiences designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to launch your own podcast.

Instructor: Rita Richa

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